Multi-sector investments

Multisector investments thought leadership

The following articles were written by Strategy& partners and other senior professionals on key topics in the multisector investments sector.

Investment opportunities in the GCC education sector
Private equity investors in the GCC need to identify the investment plays best suited to their risk/return profiles, and utilize a tailored set of value creation levers. They have four plays available: growth-focused acquisitions, greenfield ventures, consolidation plays and real estate sale-leasebacks.
From traditional to impact philanthropy
GCC family philanthropies could maximize the impact of their charitable giving and create a legacy of philanthropy around their family by adopting a more modern approach like leading global family-owned philanthropic institutions. To do so, they will need to institutionalize their philanthropic involvement, introduce innovative financing tools, and implement impact measurement.
From family enterprises to institutions
Middle East and North Africa family businesses are dealing with problems of generation transition, an increasingly challenging business environment, and business models growing in complexity. These firms need to embark on an institutionalization journey that is customized to their particular needs, with a focus on three areas: family and corporate governance, strategy, and corporate enablers.
Leveraging an untapped talent pool
GCC family businesses can leverage a critical source of competitive advantage: the women of the family. Business leaders and governments should encourage the region’s high level of female education and training, the gradual growth in women’s labour participation and entrepreneurship, and women’s involvement in family firms’ governance and succession plans.
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The debt dilemma facing many of Kuwait’s investment companies can be addressed through a three-step restructuring process that enables stakeholders to identify investment companies that are worth saving and those that should be wound up.
Private Equity in the Middle East
Changes in consumer behavior, driven by new technologies, are profoundly reshaping the TV and video ecosystem. Most of the future growth in viewership will take place on new screens like PCs, tablets, and smartphones, and through new, nonlinear video formats, while social media will rise in importance.